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Legendary A.net Threads

Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:39 pm

This thread is for listing and reminiscing about the legendary a.net threads, and so people will get all of the references long term members throw around.

1. Snowglobes
Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday. (by FLAIRPORT Feb 17 2005 in Non Aviation)

2. Flying Fish
It's All About The Fish (by lightsaber Apr 21 2015 in Civil Aviation)
Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham (by Sharktail Oct 21 2014 in Civil Aviation)
Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2 (by 777ER Oct 23 2014 in Civil Aviation)

I can't find the B764 thread but that was a good one too.

Any other good ones?
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:12 pm

Loob-a-boob parts 1&2
Rub Those Breast With Olive Oil (by Superfly Jan 10 2005 in Non Aviation)
Rub Those Breasts II: The Chronicles Of Lube-a-Boob (by DL021 Sep 14 2005 in Non Aviation)

Another poster's questionable fashion choices from long ago (OYRJA's clogs)
Oyrja And His Women Shoes... (by GKirk Nov 9 2004 in Non Aviation)
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:07 pm

I liked the thread that (ehm) rose from Jonah Falcon, Man With World's Largest Penis, Frisked By TSA At California Airport but the mods only let it (ehm) stand for a day or two.

The current 'core a.net beliefs' are pretty memorable, IMHO.
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:22 am

The "Sanitary napkin absorbency test."

(see reply three)

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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:15 am

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 3):
The "Sanitary napkin absorbency test."

That thread was a small revelation to me. I know a.netters can be obsessive, but measuring the absorbency of (airline provided) sanitary napkins, and feigning anger and throwing your blanket to the floor to "test" the f/a smacks of OCD.

I wanted to laugh, but couldn't, because it was all rather disturbing.

But hey - thanks for the read.  

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Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:34 am

The Official SuperThread... (by Btriple7 Jan 2 2006 in Non Aviation)

Open at your own risk.
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:24 am

My favorite April Fools' thread ...

EK A380 Encounters Serious CAT (by PlymSpotter Mar 31 2011 in Civil Aviation)
 
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:14 pm

There was a somewhat epic "fish" thread somewhere?

   
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:04 pm

Not to forget this thread (and it's successors, I think it was the longest running Non-Av thread ever):
https://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.main/481439
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:54 pm

Quoting YYZatcboy (Thread starter):
1. Snowglobes

Yes

One might argue the thread where I was conflicted about sleeping with a friend's ex would be up there. That one got a ton of replies
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:08 pm

Someone must find the famous LawyerGal thread.
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:41 pm

How about this classic one from CanadianNorth...it was very entertaining reading as new posts were continually added.

I Have A Question For You... (by CanadianNorth Sep 22 2004 in Non Aviation)

[Edited 2015-11-29 09:49:27]
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:29 pm

Surprising no conveyor belt has appeared so far.....   
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:47 pm

Not A thread but with all the times it comes up it's legendary all on its own on every thread it's in. And it consists of one word:

PINK
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:03 pm

Bowling...

Bowling Self-gloss (by MCOflyer Sep 1 2008 in Non Aviation)
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:56 pm

In honor of today being my 15th a.netiversary, I declare that I am entitled to deem this thread to be legendary. :-P
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:21 am

This is the famous LawyerGal thread.

Caledonian Wings - Come Flap With Me! (by Mx5_boy Dec 2 2000 in Civil Aviation)

It is a sorry tale - and ended in pain for a lot of people - Neil is now in prison by the way.
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:39 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 15):
In honor of today being my 15th a.netiversary, I declare that I am entitled to deem this thread to be legendary. :-P

Sure enough. Independent of the exquisite discussion of bacon, the following one picture won my vote:

Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world
The heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own
Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morning brings
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:05 am

This thread will pretty much ruin the couple days for me as I try to read all the ones I haven't seen before...

Thanks a lot, folks.
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:18 am

Actually, the thread started the morning of 9/11/2001 is legendary, but makes for some pretty sad/disturbing reading...
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:31 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 19):

Actually, the thread started the morning of 9/11/2001 is legendary, but makes for some pretty sad/disturbing reading...

   Yes, I was present when that one popped up. I still remember the OP name, he is a legendary A.net no longer member, for not all the right reasons.   Someone had to be the OP, and he was there. Hope he's doin' OK these days.
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:56 am

I would add the massive numbers of parts to threads about the losses of AF 447 and MH 570. Both went into and have gone into the high double digits as to parts and likely over 20,000 posts with each.

Of course, one of a certain amount of time here cannot forget the numerous posts related to suggesting certain members or from a part of the UK were into sexual acts with sheep.

A number of years ago, the site had to mature, it became larger and more diverse as to its membership (except as to women) so it had to be more carefully mediated and some of the legendary threads would no longer be allowed.
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:57 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 19):
Actually, the thread started the morning of 9/11/2001 is legendary, but makes for some pretty sad/disturbing reading...

Speaking of 9/11.. who could forget this - If A 707 Hit The World Trade Center?... (by MD-90 Nov 30 2000 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:58 am

Quoting Devilfish (Reply 12):
Surprising no conveyor belt has appeared so far.....   
If A Plane Took Off A Conveyor Belt... (by Sovietjet Nov 29 2005 in Tech Ops)
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:53 am

Quoting joffie (Reply 22):
Speaking of 9/11.. who could forget this - If A 707 Hit The World Trade Center?...

I remember the references to it after 9/11, ..was waiting for someone else to post it here..

The other one I do remember post my joining, was this one.. Cessna Skyscraper Crash - Pilot Was Member (by Administrator Jan 8 2002 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:44 am

Announcement: Paulo Emanuele Killed In SMO Crash (by Moderators Jan 28 2009 in Civil Aviation)

That was a bad day.
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Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:06 pm

The New Horizons thread. From pre-lauch til post-Pluto, one of the longest actice threads!

Official New Horizons Discussion Thread (by AerospaceFan Jan 17 2006 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:08 pm

I find the threads involving AF447 and MH370 epic, and they are too many to list them. For days and days and days, nothing else was discussed than:
- Airbii are death traps, because the sidesticks are inherently flawed! I only trust the planes built by Mr. Wilhelm Böing!
- I'm totally sure MH370 was kidnapped and is hidden somewhere, something else couldn't have happened!


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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:46 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 16):
This is the famous LawyerGal thread.

Caledonian Wings - Come Flap With Me! (by Mx5_boy Dec 2 2000 in Civil Aviation)

It is a sorry tale - and ended in pain for a lot of people - Neil is now in prison by the way.

Finally getting through this thread....

Wow. That was entertaining.

I've actually seen something like that on another forum (where someone was posting under multiple usernames as a way to seem like he had allies/defenders). Very entertaining when you figure it out and push the person into a mistake.  
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:49 am

I don't know that we'll ever top the Snow Globe Saga, but I enjoyed the Tales of the Rapist Barber as well:

What To Do About Rapist Barber? (by usflyer msp Jan 16 2013 in Non Aviation)
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:14 am

Quoting moose135 (Reply 29):

And of course the recent sequel
As The Barber Shop Turns... (by USFlyer MSP Aug 4 2015 in Non Aviation)
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:35 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 16):
This is the famous LawyerGal thread.

Caledonian Wings - Come Flap With Me! (by Mx5_boy Dec 2 2000 in Civil Aviation)

It is a sorry tale - and ended in pain for a lot of people - Neil is now in prison by the way.

Wow. Wonder what happened to all those guys... dammit, who wouldnt want to support flying an L1011 PIK-YHM?!
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:19 am

Can't forget this amazing one!

If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:41 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 32):
Can't forget this amazing one!
If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...

I had really forgotten this one existed!   

My favourite for sure! Especially the parts about doo-doos and divining rods!!   
If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It... (by Sushka Feb 7 2002 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2015-11-30 23:43:05]
 
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Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:52 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 16):
Neil is now in prison by the way

For shady business stuff or was it he actually a pedo?



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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:40 am

Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 25):

You reminded me of another bad day for our community when Frank Schaefer, a very active a.net photographer passed away, his buddy Craig Murray also an a.net photographer who's no longer active here posted this touching tribute...

Farewell Frank Schaefer (1969-2004) (by Cathay112 May 24 2004 in Aviation Photography)

R.I.P. Frank, Paulo and all departed fellow a.netters.

[Edited 2015-12-01 02:52:56]

[Edited 2015-12-01 02:54:50]
 
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Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:39 am

I continue to remember this one . I belived it until i realized what day it was :
http://www1.airliners.net/aviation-f...general_aviation/read.main/6361291
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:16 am

Quoting doug_or (Reply 34):
For shady business stuff or was it he actually a pedo?

He was a pedo, look up the guvnor on pprune. Quite the story...
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Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:36 pm

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 35):
R.I.P. Frank, Paulo and all departed fellow a.netters.

Yes, I agree, and in the same vein:

Baroque Has Passed Away. (by imiakhtar Nov 30 2011 in Non Aviation)
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:37 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 38):
Yes, I agree, and in the same vein:

Baroque Has Passed Away. (by imiakhtar Nov 30 2011 in Non Aviation)

Ahh, how swiftly have four years flown.

Rest assured you're still dearly missed here Mate.   
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:27 pm

Ugh that thread is never going to disappear. But you can't post it without its companion "a.net's biggest freakout" thread: https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...general_aviation/read.main/572024/
 
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Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:46 pm

Roy's Rustbuckets was a big one.
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Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:09 am

One of the best is the advertisement of ANCFlyer on this site.

 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:04 am

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 3):
The "Sanitary napkin absorbency test."

(see reply three)

Singapore Airlines / VN: SGN-UIG-SGN-SIN-LHR (P2) (by Singapore_Air Jun 13 2003 in Trip Reports)

THIS one! And FLAIRPORT meltdown along with someone who loves the 764 too much are my favourites ...

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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:21 am

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 3):
The "Sanitary napkin absorbency test."

WOW. 12 years has gone by already, time flies. I remember reading that thread and cracking up so hard.
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:12 am

Had a fairly epic disagreement with a member who rarely posts anymore a few years ago.
A flight test engineer no less according to him.



His (rather incredible) position was that a 757 could be ferried on one engine.
No amount of logic could dissuade him.



And of course the endless discussions purporting the perfection of automation
with no more need for human pilots. That will continue i'm sure.
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:00 am

There's heavy stuff in some of these threads. Some read like novels.
 
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:41 pm

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 6):
My favorite April Fools' thread ...

EK A380 Encounters Serious CAT (by PlymSpotter Mar 31 2011 in Civil Aviation)

Well it's an honour to have provided it!


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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:05 pm

This one came to mind, although it is not legendary in the more lighthearted sense some of the threads mentioned on here are. Cessna Skyscraper Crash - Pilot Was Member (by Administrator Jan 8 2002 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Legendary A.net Threads

Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:41 pm

I recall one thread about a new sound system in a new VW Beetle.

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